No, 3-D glasses will not protect your eyes during an eclipse. But Coco + The Director is expected to get a new shipment of real eclipse glasses this weekend. Jacques Brinon AP
No, 3-D glasses will not protect your eyes during an eclipse. But Coco + The Director is expected to get a new shipment of real eclipse glasses this weekend. Jacques Brinon AP

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How about eclipse glasses and a latte, Charlotte?

August 17, 2017 4:04 PM

The most stylish eyewear in town these days are eclipse glasses, and many places are sold out, including Coco + the Director, which had a supply of glasses briefly Wednesday and Thursday.

However, Coco, the coffee and sandwich shop at the Marriott City Center at Trade and Tryon streets, has another shipment coming that they expect to arrive Saturday, and they’ve put together a special: You can get a pair of glasses for $10, or you can get a pair and a latte for $12, a savings of $2 (lattes are usually $4). Coco’s supply will be certified solar viewing glasses from American Paper Optics.

As always, remember that you must have certified glasses to look safely at the sun, eclipse or not, and no – 3D glasses won’t work.

If you can’t get your hands on a pair of glasses, The Observer’s Bruce Henderson has this story with helpful hints, including how to tell if the glasses you have are safe to use.

Kathleen Purvis: 704-358-5236, @kathleenpurvis

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